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Government Information


Research with Government Documents

This guide describes BC's status in the Federal Depository Library Program and introduces major federal government document resources.

Government Documents

Access to the majority of the Government Documents collection is online.  This page highlights some of the core subscription and public Government Document databases. Government information can be difficulty to navigate, please get in touch with the Librarian if you need assistance. 

If you need a refresher on American Government organization, there are many resources out there. The USA.Gov website has lots of useful information about the three branches of the government. 

Starting Points

News and Media

We have a research guide for all newspaper access at Boston College, but a specific source for reporting on Congressional activity is Roll Call

  • Roll Call is widely respected for its authoritative and comprehensive coverage of Congressional activity.  BC has access through ProQuest. 

Additionally, The Hill is another popular news source for American Politics.